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%%* The unnamed founder of DavidBowie's "Cygnet Committee" definitely qualifies.

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%%* The unnamed founder of DavidBowie's Music/DavidBowie's "Cygnet Committee" definitely qualifies.
10th Feb '16 1:59:21 PM rafi
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has Dio Brando. One of his closest followers proclaims that he "loves him as he loves God" while the other one cuts off his own head when Dio merely asks him for a bit of his blood. The rest of his legions of followers that he doesn't outright brainwash are all insanely devoted to him and all too eager to announce that devotion. Hol Horse is the only exception, being an amoral cowardly mercenary who only serves Dio out of fear and constantly looks for ways to backstab him.
* Franchise/{{Gundam}}:
** Paptimus Scirocco from ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' could certainly qualify. Though he is introduced as a textbook ManipulativeBastard and his motives are shrouded in mystery throughout the series, his MotiveRant in the last episode seems to hint at this.
** Chairman Gilbert Durandal from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny'' as well. He really is out to [[WellIntentionedExtremist save the world]], he just goes way, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans way too far]] in his attempts to do so, while convincing most of the planet that he is their [[MessianicArchetype saviour]].
** [[spoiler: Ribbons Almark]] from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''. Which is only appropriate, since he's a [[{{Expy}} stand-in]] of Scirocco.
** [[spoiler:Flit Asuno]] becomes this in the second generation of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Gundam AGE]]'' after [[spoiler:witnessing Yurin's death at the hands of [[EnfantTerrible Desil Galette]]]], which leads him to becoming the savior for the corrupt and genocidal Earth Federal Forces.

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%% * ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has Dio Brando. One of his closest followers proclaims that he "loves him as he loves God" while the other one cuts off his own head when Dio merely asks him for a bit of his blood. The rest of his legions of followers that he doesn't outright brainwash are all insanely devoted to him and all too eager to announce that devotion. Hol Horse is the only exception, being an amoral cowardly mercenary who only serves Dio out of fear and constantly looks for ways to backstab him.
* Franchise/{{Gundam}}:
** Paptimus Scirocco from ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' could certainly qualify. Though he is introduced as a textbook ManipulativeBastard and his motives are shrouded in mystery throughout the series, his MotiveRant in the last episode seems to hint at this.
** Chairman Gilbert Durandal from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny'' as well. He really is out to [[WellIntentionedExtremist save the world]], he just goes way, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans way too far]] in his attempts to do so, while convincing most of the planet that he is their [[MessianicArchetype saviour]].
** [[spoiler: Ribbons Almark]] from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''. Which is only appropriate, since he's a [[{{Expy}} stand-in]] of Scirocco.
** [[spoiler:Flit Asuno]] becomes this in the second generation of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Gundam AGE]]'' after [[spoiler:witnessing Yurin's death at the hands of [[EnfantTerrible Desil Galette]]]], which leads him to becoming the savior for the corrupt and genocidal Earth Federal Forces.
[[TwentiethCenturyBoys Our Friend]] here...



* Aion in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' seems to fancy himself as one of these--at least, for his fellow Sinners. He preaches that his dream is "freedom" and it's [[WellIntentionedExtremist his goal to achieve it]], at ''[[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans any]]'' cost. He's willing to (and does) sacrifice his followers and himself if it means his dreams will be realized.



* Shinobu Sensui from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', who was one FaceHeelTurn away from being considered an actual Messiah.
* Former marine "Z" from ''Manga/OnePiece'' used to be an upstanding believer in justice, [[WoobieDestroyerofWorlds but after losing one too many things to pirates]]...



* Aion in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' seems to fancy himself as one of these--at least, for his fellow Sinners. He preaches that his dream is "freedom" and it's [[WellIntentionedExtremist his goal to achieve it]], at ''[[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans any]]'' cost. He's willing to (and does) sacrifice his followers and himself if it means his dreams will be realized.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** [[spoiler:Pain]]. Despite his AGodAmI kick, he recognizes his own mortality, but before he dies, he wishes to first deliver the world from its current cycle of self-destruction [[spoiler:by destroying the current system completely]], [[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans no matter how many people suffer or die in the process]]. [[spoiler: Arguably, he became a straight Messiah later on, since his dying act was to restore Konoha, and other characters even commented on him sharing the destiny of "bringing a great change to the world of Ninja" with Naruto.]]
** [[spoiler: Tobi]] tried to pass himself off as this at first. Naruto called him on it being a load of crap, and he agreed. [[spoiler:But with the reveal of Tobi's true identity, it seems that he was being sincere about his claims after all, having pretty much been appointed to this role by Madara Uchiha himself.]]
** [[spoiler: Madara himself.]] He grew up in a warring states period that claimed most of his family, and learning that chakra was originally [[spoiler:a gift that the [[{{Precursors}} Sage of Six Paths]] intended to connect humanity]] but instead ended up escalating wars, he determined that the only to peace was to [[spoiler:become the Jinchuriki to the [[EldritchAbomination Juubi]]]] and trap the entire planet in a LotusEaterMachine. And along the way he does a ton of terrible things, [[spoiler:betraying his former best friend Hashirama (and [[NeverMyFault blaming the world for the suffering he endured after that]] despite being the one to instigate the fight and despite all the slack Hashirama cut him the past), seeing the Tailed Beasts as little more than tools for his plan]], and insisting on being the one to bring about his new world. [[spoiler:He planned to sacrifice Tobi to do it, and would have betrayed him to become the Juubi's Jinchuriki if Naruto and Sasuke hadn't defeated Tobi first.]]
** Finally, [[spoiler:Sasuke Uchiha]]. (Seeing a trend here?) After a long period of wildly changing goals, he, like his predecessors, concludes that there's only one thing to do to stop the endless wars: [[spoiler:sever the past. By which we mean kill the past.]] By which we mean kill all the Kage, kill the Tailed Beasts, and kill [[spoiler:Naruto]]. He may be the most clearly defined Dark Messiah, since his stated goal is to remove hatred from the world by making himself the sole object of it.
%% * [[TwentiethCenturyBoys Our Friend]] here...
* In the GreyAndGrayMorality world of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', it's really hard to designate any characters as really good or evil. However, Kuze is the country's most dangerous top terrorist, who is fighting for the cause of the Korean and Chinese refugees that have to live in massive internment camps in Japan as third class citizens. In one of his first appearances, he tries to cut off the Prime Minister's head with a katana while she is meditating at a temple, and his ultimate plan is to [[spoiler:build nuclear bombs and hide them in major cities]], forcing the government into cooperating with his plans. To his men, he's not only a great leader, but becomes something like a religious figure. Which really isn't helped much by his white hair and skin and preference for [[BadassLongcoat white longcoats]]. While some of his methods are radical, he {{subvert|edTrope}}s this trope, [[spoiler: turning out to be one of the nicest guys by the end of the season.]]
* Dartz from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' was trying to destroy the world and rebuild it without the flaws.
* Broly from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is the Legendary Super Saiyan, a unique (and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin legendary]]) Super Saiyan with monstrous power and [[BloodKnight an insatiable thirst for battle and destruction]]. This essentially makes him the Messiah of the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Saiyans]]. The dub goes so far as to title his sequel ''BrolySecondComing''.

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* Aion in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' seems to fancy himself as one of these--at least, for his fellow Sinners. He preaches that his dream is "freedom" and it's [[WellIntentionedExtremist his goal to achieve it]], at ''[[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans any]]'' cost. He's willing to (and does) sacrifice his followers and himself if it means his dreams will be realized.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** [[spoiler:Pain]]. Despite his AGodAmI kick, he recognizes his own mortality, but before he dies, he wishes to first deliver the world from its current cycle of self-destruction [[spoiler:by destroying the current system completely]], [[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans no matter how many people suffer or die in the process]]. [[spoiler: Arguably, he became a straight Messiah later on, since his dying act was to restore Konoha, and other characters even commented on him sharing the destiny of "bringing a great change to the world of Ninja" with Naruto.]]
** [[spoiler: Tobi]] tried to pass himself off as this at first. Naruto called him on it being a load of crap, and he agreed. [[spoiler:But with the reveal of Tobi's true identity, it seems that he was being sincere about his claims after all, having pretty much been appointed to this role by Madara Uchiha himself.]]
** [[spoiler: Madara himself.]] He grew up in a warring states period that claimed most of his family, and learning that chakra was originally [[spoiler:a gift that the [[{{Precursors}} Sage of Six Paths]] intended to connect humanity]] but instead ended up escalating wars, he determined that the only to peace was to [[spoiler:become the Jinchuriki to the [[EldritchAbomination Juubi]]]] and trap the entire planet in a LotusEaterMachine. And along the way he does a ton of terrible things, [[spoiler:betraying his former best friend Hashirama (and [[NeverMyFault blaming the world for the suffering he endured after that]] despite being the one to instigate the fight and despite all the slack Hashirama cut him the past), seeing the Tailed Beasts as little more than tools for his plan]], and insisting on being the one to bring about his new world. [[spoiler:He planned to sacrifice Tobi to do it, and would have betrayed him to become the Juubi's Jinchuriki if Naruto and Sasuke hadn't defeated Tobi first.]]
** Finally, [[spoiler:Sasuke Uchiha]]. (Seeing a trend here?) After a long period of wildly changing goals, he, like his predecessors, concludes that there's only one thing to do to stop the endless wars: [[spoiler:sever the past. By which we mean kill the past.]] By which we mean kill all the Kage, kill the Tailed Beasts, and kill [[spoiler:Naruto]]. He may be the most clearly defined Dark Messiah, since his stated goal is to remove hatred from the world by making himself the sole object of it.
%% * [[TwentiethCenturyBoys Our Friend]] here...
* In the GreyAndGrayMorality world of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', it's really hard to designate any characters as really good or evil. However, Kuze is the country's most dangerous top terrorist, who is fighting for the cause of the Korean and Chinese refugees that have to live in massive internment camps in Japan as third class citizens. In one of his first appearances, he tries to cut off the Prime Minister's head with a katana while she is meditating at a temple, and his ultimate plan is to [[spoiler:build nuclear bombs and hide them in major cities]], forcing the government into cooperating with his plans. To his men, he's not only a great leader, but becomes something like a religious figure. Which really isn't helped much by his white hair and skin and preference for [[BadassLongcoat white longcoats]]. While some of his methods are radical, he {{subvert|edTrope}}s this trope, [[spoiler: turning out to be one of the nicest guys by the end of the season.]]
* Dartz from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' was trying to destroy the world and rebuild it without the flaws.
*
Broly from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (in the non-canon movies) is the Legendary Super Saiyan, a unique (and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin legendary]]) Super Saiyan with monstrous power and [[BloodKnight an insatiable thirst for battle and destruction]]. This essentially makes him the Messiah of the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Saiyans]]. The dub goes so far as to title his sequel ''BrolySecondComing''.



* Makishima Shougo from ''Anime/PsychoPass'' committed a number of terrible murders in order to [[spoiler:provide awareness for people to live like human beings]].
** Kamui Kirito in the second season follows this trope even more closely, to the point that he even assembles a {{Cult}}-like following that will do anything to see his plans come true.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has [[spoiler:''the eponymous character'']]. Well, sort of. [[spoiler: In two alternate timelines, she becomes a [[EldritchAbomination wit]][[TheHeartless ch]] that wants to [[AssimilationPlot absorb all of humanity in order to create heaven]]. ''And she has the power to do it in ten days.'' However, she managed to flip all that when she wished to kill every Witch in existence before they're created, including her own, thus becoming the Messiah.]]
** As of the end of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', [[spoiler: its ''Homura'', [[ByronicHero the deuteragonist]], that is playing this trope relatively straight.]]

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* Makishima Shougo from ''Anime/PsychoPass'' committed a number of terrible murders in order to [[spoiler:provide awareness for people to live like human beings]].
** Kamui Kirito in the second season follows this trope even more closely, to the point that he even assembles a {{Cult}}-like following that will do anything to see his plans come true.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has [[spoiler:''the eponymous character'']]. Well, sort of. [[spoiler: In two alternate timelines, she becomes a [[EldritchAbomination wit]][[TheHeartless ch]] that
''Manga/FairyTail'': [[TheArchmage The Black Wizard]] [[BigBad Zeref]] genuinely wants to [[AssimilationPlot absorb all of humanity in order to create heaven]]. ''And she has see the power to do it in ten days.'' However, she managed to flip all that when she wished to kill every Witch in existence before they're created, including her own, thus becoming the Messiah.]]
** As of the end of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', [[spoiler: its ''Homura'', [[ByronicHero the deuteragonist]], that is playing this trope
world become a better place and even [[spoiler:created an entire country where he rules as a relatively straight.]]benevolent Emperor, though he himself admits he didn't create [[TheEmpire Albareth]] for the sake of being a ruler]]. His very [[ThenLetMeBeEvil motivation]] for becoming [[spoiler:an OmnicidalManiac]] is "to cleanse the world of its sins", and is perfectly prepared to die to atone for his own [[spoiler:which was why he created [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou E.N.D.]] out of his [[CainAndAbel little brother]] [[TheHero Natsu's]] [[TomatoInTheMirror dead body]]]]. He even has [[spoiler:twelve disciples in the form of the [[PraetorianGuard Spriggan Twelve]]]], as if Mashima was intentionally invoking the trope.



* In the GreyAndGrayMorality world of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', it's really hard to designate any characters as really good or evil. However, Kuze is the country's most dangerous top terrorist, who is fighting for the cause of the Korean and Chinese refugees that have to live in massive internment camps in Japan as third class citizens. In one of his first appearances, he tries to cut off the Prime Minister's head with a katana while she is meditating at a temple, and his ultimate plan is to [[spoiler:build nuclear bombs and hide them in major cities]], forcing the government into cooperating with his plans. To his men, he's not only a great leader, but becomes something like a religious figure. Which really isn't helped much by his white hair and skin and preference for [[BadassLongcoat white longcoats]]. While some of his methods are radical, he {{subvert|edTrope}}s this trope, [[spoiler: turning out to be one of the nicest guys by the end of the season.]]



* Franchise/{{Gundam}}:
** Paptimus Scirocco from ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' could certainly qualify. Though he is introduced as a textbook ManipulativeBastard and his motives are shrouded in mystery throughout the series, his MotiveRant in the last episode seems to hint at this.
** Chairman Gilbert Durandal from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny'' as well. He really is out to [[WellIntentionedExtremist save the world]], he just goes way, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans way too far]] in his attempts to do so, while convincing most of the planet that he is their [[MessianicArchetype saviour]].
** [[spoiler: Ribbons Almark]] from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''. Which is only appropriate, since he's a [[{{Expy}} stand-in]] of Scirocco.
** [[spoiler:Flit Asuno]] becomes this in the second generation of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Gundam AGE]]'' after [[spoiler:witnessing Yurin's death at the hands of [[EnfantTerrible Desil Galette]]]], which leads him to becoming the savior for the corrupt and genocidal Earth Federal Forces.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has Dio Brando. One of his closest followers proclaims that he "loves him as he loves God" while the other one cuts off his own head when Dio merely asks him for a bit of his blood. The rest of his legions of followers that he doesn't outright brainwash are all insanely devoted to him and all too eager to announce that devotion. Hol Horse is the only exception, being an amoral cowardly mercenary who only serves Dio out of fear and constantly looks for ways to backstab him.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** [[spoiler:Pain]]. Despite his AGodAmI kick, he recognizes his own mortality, but before he dies, he wishes to first deliver the world from its current cycle of self-destruction [[spoiler:by destroying the current system completely]], [[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans no matter how many people suffer or die in the process]]. [[spoiler: Arguably, he became a straight Messiah later on, since his dying act was to restore Konoha, and other characters even commented on him sharing the destiny of "bringing a great change to the world of Ninja" with Naruto.]]
** [[spoiler: Tobi]] tried to pass himself off as this at first. Naruto called him on it being a load of crap, and he agreed. [[spoiler:But with the reveal of Tobi's true identity, it seems that he was being sincere about his claims after all, having pretty much been appointed to this role by Madara Uchiha himself.]]
** [[spoiler: Madara himself.]] He grew up in a warring states period that claimed most of his family, and learning that chakra was originally [[spoiler:a gift that the [[{{Precursors}} Sage of Six Paths]] intended to connect humanity]] but instead ended up escalating wars, he determined that the only to peace was to [[spoiler:become the Jinchuriki to the [[EldritchAbomination Juubi]]]] and trap the entire planet in a LotusEaterMachine. And along the way he does a ton of terrible things, [[spoiler:betraying his former best friend Hashirama (and [[NeverMyFault blaming the world for the suffering he endured after that]] despite being the one to instigate the fight and despite all the slack Hashirama cut him the past), seeing the Tailed Beasts as little more than tools for his plan]], and insisting on being the one to bring about his new world. [[spoiler:He planned to sacrifice Tobi to do it, and would have betrayed him to become the Juubi's Jinchuriki if Naruto and Sasuke hadn't defeated Tobi first.]]
** Finally, [[spoiler:Sasuke Uchiha]]. (Seeing a trend here?) After a long period of wildly changing goals, he, like his predecessors, concludes that there's only one thing to do to stop the endless wars: [[spoiler:sever the past. By which we mean kill the past.]] By which we mean kill all the Kage, kill the Tailed Beasts, and kill [[spoiler:Naruto]]. He may be the most clearly defined Dark Messiah, since his stated goal is to remove hatred from the world by making himself the sole object of it.
* Former marine "Z" from ''Manga/OnePiece'' used to be an upstanding believer in justice, [[WoobieDestroyerofWorlds but after losing one too many things to pirates]]...
* Makishima Shougo from ''Anime/PsychoPass'' committed a number of terrible murders in order to [[spoiler:provide awareness for people to live like human beings]].
** Kamui Kirito in the second season follows this trope even more closely, to the point that he even assembles a {{Cult}}-like following that will do anything to see his plans come true.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has [[spoiler:''the eponymous character'']]. Well, sort of. [[spoiler: In two alternate timelines, she becomes a [[EldritchAbomination wit]][[TheHeartless ch]] that wants to [[AssimilationPlot absorb all of humanity in order to create heaven]]. ''And she has the power to do it in ten days.'' However, she managed to flip all that when she wished to kill every Witch in existence before they're created, including her own, thus becoming the Messiah.]]
** As of the end of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', [[spoiler: its ''Homura'', [[ByronicHero the deuteragonist]], that is playing this trope relatively straight.]]



* ''Manga/FairyTail'': [[TheArchmage The Black Wizard]] [[BigBad Zeref]] genuinely wants to see the world become a better place and even [[spoiler:created an entire country where he rules as a relatively benevolent Emperor, though he himself admits he didn't create [[TheEmpire Albareth]] for the sake of being a ruler]]. His very [[ThenLetMeBeEvil motivation]] for becoming [[spoiler:an OmnicidalManiac]] is "to cleanse the world of its sins", and is perfectly prepared to die to atone for his own [[spoiler:which was why he created [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou E.N.D.]] out of his [[CainAndAbel little brother]] [[TheHero Natsu's]] [[TomatoInTheMirror dead body]]]]. He even has [[spoiler:twelve disciples in the form of the [[PraetorianGuard Spriggan Twelve]]]], as if Mashima was intentionally invoking the trope.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': [[TheArchmage The Black Wizard]] [[BigBad Zeref]] genuinely wants Dartz from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' was trying to see destroy the world become a better place and even [[spoiler:created an entire country where he rules as a relatively benevolent Emperor, though he himself admits he didn't create [[TheEmpire Albareth]] for rebuild it without the sake of flaws.
* Shinobu Sensui from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', who was one FaceHeelTurn away from
being a ruler]]. His very [[ThenLetMeBeEvil motivation]] for becoming [[spoiler:an OmnicidalManiac]] is "to cleanse the world of its sins", and is perfectly prepared to die to atone for his own [[spoiler:which was why he created [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou E.N.D.]] out of his [[CainAndAbel little brother]] [[TheHero Natsu's]] [[TomatoInTheMirror dead body]]]]. He even has [[spoiler:twelve disciples in the form of the [[PraetorianGuard Spriggan Twelve]]]], as if Mashima was intentionally invoking the trope. considered an actual Messiah.
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* ''Series/TheLastShip'': [[EvilBrit Sean Ramsey]], the BigBad of Season 2, honestly believes that the [[ThePlague Red Flu]] is God's doing, and that the naturally immune (such as himself and his brother) are the chosen people selected to inherit the Earth after the plague has run its course. He's insane, but is also highly charismatic, capable of influencing large numbers of people to his cause -- by the time he's introduced, he's already effectively conquered Europe, and quickly secures a strong foothold in what's left of America.
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** [[spoiler:Cortana]] of all people becomes one at the end of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''. [[spoiler: Having discovered a way to survive past rampancy, she offers the AI of the galaxy a chance to serve her for immortality. They rally to her en masse, beginning her plans of galactic domination. ]]
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* Wrestling/KevinSullivan (leader of the Army Of Darkness, hate of political correctness), Wrestling/{{Raven}} (who even had [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman]] "crucified"), Wrestling/JeffHardy (during his time in Immortal), Wrestling/CMPunk (with his [[StraightEdgeEvil Straight Edge Society]]), and a score of others often have such evil {{cult}}-leader type gimmicks.

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* Wrestling/KevinSullivan (leader of the Army Of Darkness, hate hater of political correctness), Wrestling/{{Raven}} (who even had [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman]] "crucified"), Wrestling/JeffHardy (during his time in Immortal), Wrestling/CMPunk (with his [[StraightEdgeEvil Straight Edge Society]]), and a score of others often have such evil {{cult}}-leader type gimmicks.
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* Wrestling/{{Raven}} (who even had [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman]] "crucified"), Wrestling/JeffHardy (during his time in Immortal), Wrestling/CMPunk (with his [[StraightEdgeEvil Straight Edge Society]]), and a score of others often have such evil {{cult}}-leader type gimmicks.

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* Wrestling/KevinSullivan (leader of the Army Of Darkness, hate of political correctness), Wrestling/{{Raven}} (who even had [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman]] "crucified"), Wrestling/JeffHardy (during his time in Immortal), Wrestling/CMPunk (with his [[StraightEdgeEvil Straight Edge Society]]), and a score of others often have such evil {{cult}}-leader type gimmicks.
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* Big Boss/Naked Snake in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchise. After being betrayed by his country a lot and finding out that the only place he feels truly alive is where he fights, he manages to gather similar-minded soldiers, all of them with combination of force and charisma that they all loyally follow his footsteps to make his dreams of a world where soldiers are always needed come true. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Even he makes male followers attracted to him too.]]

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* Big Boss/Naked Snake in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchise. After being betrayed by his country a lot and finding out that the only place he feels truly alive is where he fights, he manages to gather similar-minded soldiers, all of them with combination of force and charisma ([[AFatherToHisMen and genuine care for them]]) that they all loyally follow his footsteps to make his dreams of a world where soldiers are always needed come true. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Even he makes male followers attracted to him too.]]
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*[[CrazyAwesome Tyler]] [[TheUnfettered Durden]] of ''Film/FightClub'' collected followers from the titular boxing club, promised them BetterLivingThroughEvil, and used them to [[WesternTerrorists reset society to a freer, more primitive state]]. [[spoiler: Besides that, he [[AteHisGun died for his cause]], in the hopes of creating a legend]].
-->'''Narrator''': Where would Jesus be if no one had written the gospels? ...You want to be a legend, Tyler, man, I'll make you a legend. I've been here from the beginning. [[HowWeGotHere I remember everything]].
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}. He'll do anything to make the world a better place for mutants, even if it means terrorism or all-out war. He has often been nicknamed by his followers as the "Mutant Messiah", and stands in darker contrast to his friend and counterpart, Charles Xavier. DependingOnTheWriter, though, as some of his actions have been very heroic.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}.ComicBook/{{Magneto}}. He'll do anything to make the world a better place for mutants, even if it means terrorism or all-out war. He has often been nicknamed by his followers as the "Mutant Messiah", and stands in darker contrast to his friend and counterpart, Charles Xavier. DependingOnTheWriter, though, as some of his actions have been very heroic.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', the Leader and Ultron claim to be "saving the world" by causing destruction and wanting to kill off the human race.
** The Skrulls use this with [[spoiler:Skrull!Captain America]] telling humanity to surrender to the Skrulls.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', the ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'':
** The
Leader and Ultron claim to be "saving the world" by causing destruction and wanting to kill off the human race.
** The Skrulls use this with [[spoiler:Skrull!Captain [[spoiler:Skrull Captain America]] telling humanity to surrender to the Skrulls.



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